Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Best Evidence for Prolapse Repair Surgery

In previous posts, I explained how you can use Cochrane Reviews (a summary of recent medical research) to get the latest scientific evidence about each treatment option for prolapse. You can read the reviews here: pessary, oestrogen and conservative management.
The Cochrane Review for prolapse repair surgery can be found here: Surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse in women.
Because of the vast number of surgeries available, and the controversy surrounding many methods, this review cannot be quickly summarised, and needs to be read in its entirety.
I strongly recommend that you at least look at the section about the type of surgery that you are considering, or that your surgeon has recommended. This is not necessarily because you should not go through with the surgery, but it will help you to be informed about the risks and ask the right questions at your specialist appointment.

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